All volunteers under the 19 years of age will be required to provide a parental consent form prior to volunteering.
All volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation prior to being hands-on.
Additional training is required for specific jobs and will be discussed at orientation in detail.
Our every day volunteers. Not ordered to complete community service.
Learn more about our group volunteering opportunities.
For those looking to complete required service hours at GHHS.
Families will be able to sign up for an hour time slot (2 families per hour). Reading takes place in our Cat Room (an open roam room) and in front of our outdoor Dog Kennels (weather permitting).
Students (16+ and older) may volunteer as “P4R Guides” and they will be tasked with completing a volunteer orientation, greeting families, helping them pick out a book and get situated in the correct spot, helping socialize (and reading if needed), answering any general questions and making sure GHHS rules are followed.
There is always something to do at GHHS! These opportunities will be discussed with you in-depth during your interview to find the best match for you.
Yes! Please fill out the Community Service Volunteer Form for more information.
Children (6+) may participate in the Paws For Reading Program.
Youth (13+) may volunteer with their parent/guardian (must be present with child at all times) in most activities except for Dog Handling.
Youth (16+) may volunteer by themselves but must have a Parental Consent Form signed by their parent/guardian.
You must be at least 19 years old, complete at least 8 support hours and pass the Dog Handling Certification Class to become a Dog Handler.
Thank you for your interest in group volunteering! GHHS always has a need for volunteers, and we love organized group efforts.
Groups may volunteer Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm (excluding federal holidays). We unfortunately cannot schedule groups for Saturdays. Groups may volunteer for up to 2 hours.
Due to our small building size, we can only accommodate groups of up to 12 people. Volunteers under 19 years old must have a signed Parental Consent Form. Due to insurance restrictions, we cannot accept volunteers under 16 years old and group volunteers are not allowed to handle the large dogs.
Here’s an idea of what your group may be asked to do:
Please return the completed form at least 2 weeks prior to your intended volunteer date.